ACE Leadership and Advocacy Newshttp://www.acenet.edu/_layouts/ContentFeedGenerator/ContentFeed.ashx?Feed=LeadershipAdvocacyNewsView all of the recent Leadership and Advocacy Activity News from ACEen-usCopyright , American Council on Educationdonotreply@ace.eduMon, 24 Nov 2014 15:26:09 -0600ACE News Feeds 1.0http://www.acenet.edu/PublishingImages/264x93-ACE-Print-Logo.jpgACE Leadership and Advocacy Newshttp://www.acenet.edu/_layouts/ContentFeedGenerator/ContentFeed.ashx?Feed=LeadershipAdvocacyNewsLeadershipAdvocacyNewshttp://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Register-Now-for-ACEs-National-Womens-Leadership-Forum.aspxRegister Now for ACE’s National Women’s Leadership Forum​There is still time to register for ACE’s National Women’s Leadership Forum, scheduled for Dec. 3-5 in Arlington, VA, just outside Washington, DC.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Files-Brief-in-Appeal-of-OBannon-Case.aspxACE Files Brief in Appeal of O’Bannon Case​ACE submitted a friend-of-the-court brief Friday in support of the National College Athletic Association’s (NCAA) appeal in the class-action antitrust lawsuit filed by Ed O’Bannon.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Todays-Top-Higher-Education-News.aspxHEADLINES: Today's Top Higher Education NewsIn today’s headlines, The Chronicle of Higher Education looks at the influence of deans on campus change. In other news, The Washington Post reports that fraternity activity has been suspended at the University of Virginia in light of alleged sexual assaults and an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times says waiting until college to teach about affirmative consent is too late. See these and more stories below.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-OBannon-v-National-Collegiate-Athletic-Association.aspxAmicus Brief: Edward C. O'Bannon, Jr. v. National Collegiate Athletic AssociationSubmitted by ACE, the Association of Governing Boards and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in support of the NCAA in its appeal of the O'Bannon class-action antitrust lawsuit.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Testimony-on-Copyright-Issues-in-Education-and-for-the-Visually-Impaired.aspxTestimony on Copyright Issues in Education and for the Visually ImpairedStatement of Jack Bernard, associate general counsel for the University of Michigan, to the House Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet. Bernard testified on behalf of the higher education community at the Nov. 19 hearing on "Copyright Issues in Education and for the Visually Impaired.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Hearing-Looks-at-Copyright-Issues-in-Education.aspxHouse Hearing Looks at Copyright Issues in Education​A House Judiciary subcommittee today heard testimony on Copyright Issues in Education and for the Visually Impaired as Congress continues to consider whether to revise the Copyright Act, last overhauled in 1976.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/THURSDAY-BUZZ-Education-Department-Releases-Final-Gainful-Employment-Rule.aspxTHURSDAY BUZZ: Education Department Releases Final Gainful Employment Rule​The Department of Education today released the final rule on gainful employment, an effort to ensure that individuals who enroll in career training programs will earn enough money to repay their student loans.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Education-Groups-File-Brief-in-Study-Abroad-Liability-Case.aspxACE, Education Groups File Brief in Study Abroad Liability CaseACE, the National Association of Independent Schools and 26 education groups have submitted a friend-of-the-court brief in support of The Hotchkiss School as the institution appeals a federal court ruling in a study-abroad liability case.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Fair-Use-Case-Sent-Back-to-Lower-Court.aspxFair Use Case Sent Back to Lower CourtThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit issued its opinion Oct. 17 in Cambridge University Press v. Patton, the case challenging the use of various scholarly works in the Georgia State University library’s electronic reserves.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-Munn-v-The-Hotchkiss-School.aspxAmicus Brief: Munn v. The Hotchkiss SchoolSubmitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, this brief supports the Hotchkiss School in its appeal of a lower court ruling that awarded $41.75 million to the plaintiff for allegedly suffering a tick bite while on a study-abroad trip.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Education-Department-Issues-Final-Rules-Aimed-at-Campus-Safety.aspxEducation Department Issues Final Rules Aimed at Campus Safety​The Department of Education has issued final rules to implement changes to the Clery Act made by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), which President Obama signed into law last year.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/2015-16-Class-Will-Mark-50th-Anniversary-of-Fellows-Program-Applications-Now-Open.aspxFellows Program Will Mark 50th Anniversary; Applications Now Open For 2015-16 ClassSenior leaders in higher education who are looking for a flexible, rewarding and transformative professional development experience can now apply to join the 2015-16 class of the ACE Fellows Program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-White-House-Task-Force-to-Protect-Students-From-Sexual-Assault-on-Working-With-Law-Enforcement-Agencies-.aspxLetter to the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault: Working With Law Enforcement AgenciesLetter from ACE Senior Vice President Terry Hartle to the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault outlining recommendations on how to best work with local law enforcement agencies to protect students on and around campus.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Opens-Survey-to-Admissions-and-Enrollment-Management-Leaders.aspxACE Opens Survey to Admissions and Enrollment Management LeadersThe results will inform a new study to examine how legal challenges to race-conscious admissions have changed contemporary admissions practices.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Groups-Submit-Suggestions-for-Updating-White-House-Innovation-Strategy.aspxHigher Education Groups Submit Suggestions for Updating White House Innovation Strategy​ACE and four other higher education associations have submitted comments on updating a 2011 Obama administration policy document, A Strategy for American Innovation.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-on-A-Strategy-for-American-Innovation.aspxComments on A Strategy for American InnovationComments from a coalition of five higher education associations on updating a 2011 Obama administration policy document, A Strategy for American Innovation.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Study-Kicks-Off-50th-Anniversary-Activities-for-ACE-Fellows-Program.aspxStudy Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Activities for ACE Fellows Program​ACE has launched a comprehensive review of its signature leadership initiative, the ACE Fellows Program, to strengthen and refresh the already vibrant program leading into its 50th anniversary year.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-FCC-on-Proposed-Net-Neutrality-Rules.aspxComments to the FCC on Proposed Net Neutrality RulesComments from ACE and a coalition of 10 higher education and library groups to the FCC in response to the agency’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on net neutrality.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Analysis-of-the-2014-TEACH-Act.aspxAnalysis of the 2014 TEACH ActSummary and analysis of the proposed Technology, Equality and Accessibility in College and Higher Education Act (TEACH Act), which is intended to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to instructional technology used by a postsecondary school.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Releases-Memo-on-Campus-Political-Campaign-Activities.aspxACE Releases Memo on Campus Political Campaign ActivitiesWith the 2014 midterm elections in full swing, the ACE has reissued its memo on Political Campaign-Related Activities of and at Colleges and Universitiees.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Class-of-2014-15-ACE-Fellows-Begins-With-Weeklong-Retreat-in-Chicago.aspxClass of 2014-15 ACE Fellows Begins With Weeklong Retreat in ChicagoThe 2014-15 Class of ACE Fellows explored everything from their personal leadership journey to marketing to financial management and more in the program’s five-day opening retreat late in August.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Memo-Political-Campaign-Related-Activities-of-and-at-Colleges-and-Universities.aspxMemo: Political Campaign Related Activities of and at Colleges and UniversitiesThis memo is designed to educate campus staff on appropriate ways to become involved in elections, whether hosting an event or volunteering for a campaign.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-on-the-Campus-Accountability-and-Safety-Act.aspxComments on the Campus Accountability and Safety ActLetter to Sens. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) the campus sexual assault bill introduced by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (S. 2692).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Summary-The-Campus-Accountability-and-Safety-Act.aspxSummary: The Campus Accountability and Safety ActSummary and analysis on the Campus Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) (S. 2692), introduced by Sen. Claire McCaskill and cosponsors on July 30, 2014.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Capitol-Hill-Event-Addresses-Accountability-and-Minority-Serving-Institutions-Students.aspxCapitol Hill Event Addresses Accountability and Minority-Serving Institutions, StudentsScholars scrutinized the impact of the Obama administration’s proposed college ratings plan and other policies on minority-serving institutions and minority students Tuesday at a Capitol Hill forum hosted by the UCLA Civil Rights Project and cosponsored by ACE’s Center for Policy Research and Strategy, among others.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-on-Reauthorization-of-the-Terrorism-Risk-Insurance-Act.aspxLetter to the House on Reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance ActLetter to the House in support of reauthorizing the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act, which has helped ensure that colleges and universities can purchase sufficient affordable insurance coverage to protect against losses resulting from a terrorist attack.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-on-the-IRA-Charitable-Rollover.aspxLetter to the Senate on the IRA Charitable RolloverLetter to the Senate in support of passing a permanent extension of the Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Charitable Rollover, included as part of a package of five charitable giving provisions in the America Gives More Act of 2014.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Groups-Comment-on-Senate-HEA-Discussion-Draft.aspxHigher Education Groups Comment on Senate HEA Discussion Draft​ACE and a group of 20 associations have submitted comments to the Senate HELP committee on the Harkin Higher Education Act reauthorization discussion draft.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-on-the-Harkin-Higher-Education-Act-Reauthorization-Discussion-Draft.aspxComments on the Harkin Higher Education Act Reauthorization Discussion DraftLetter to Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, on the discussion draft for the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Task-Force-on-Teacher-Preparation-Comments-on-the-Harkin-HEA-Discussion-Draft.aspxTask Force on Teacher Preparation Comments on the Harkin HEA Discussion DraftComments from the Higher Education Task Force on Teacher Preparation, of which ACE is a member, on Sen. Tom Harkin's discussion draft for the upcoming reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Endorse-Bills-to-Exempt-Student-Workers-from-Affordable-Care-Act.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Endorse Bills to Exempt Student Workers from Affordable Care Act​ACE and a group of seven higher education associations have sent letters in support of two bills that would exempt full-time students from the ACA’s employer mandate.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letters-Endorsing-Bills-Exempting-Student-Workers-from-the-ACA-Employer-Mandate.aspxLetters Endorsing Bills Exempting Student Workers from the ACA Employer MandateACE and a group of seven higher education associations have endorsed two bills that would exempt full-time students from the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate, which requires large employers—including colleges and universities—to offer health insurance plans to employees working 30 hours a week or more.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-Appropriations-Labor-HHS-Education-Subcommittee-on-Funding-for-International-Education-.aspxLetter to the Senate Appropriations Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee on Funding for International EducationLetter to Sens. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies in appreciation for their support of international education in the FY 2015 appropriations bill passed by the subcommittee.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/College-Presidents-Encouraged-to-Join-Workplace-Flexibility-Initiative-at-National-Challenge-Conference.aspxCollege Presidents Encouraged to Join Workplace Flexibility Initiative at National Challenge Conference​A new generation of faculty is arriving on campuses, and institutions that want to compete for the best and brightest must find ways to grant better work-life balance.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Vets-Bill-Includes-In-state-Tuition-Provision.aspxVets Bill Includes In-state Tuition ProvisionBoth the House and Senate this week voted overwhelmingly to approve a $16.3-billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and speed up veterans' access to healthcare.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senators-Introduce-Campus-Sexual-Assault-Legislation.aspxSenators Introduce Campus Sexual Assault Legislation​A bipartisan group of eight senators, led by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO), have unveiled a bill aimed at mitigating sexual assaults on college campuses.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Approves-HEA-Reauthorization-Tax-Simplification-Bills.aspxHouse Approves HEA Reauthorization, Tax Simplification BillsWith the August recess in sight, the House has approved a package of three Higher Education Act reauthorization bills and the Student and Family Tax Simplification Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Submits-Comments-on-Changes-to-the-Clery-Act.aspxACE Submits Comments on Changes to the Clery Act​ACE has submitted comments to the Department of Education on proposed regulations to implement changes to the Clery Act made by the Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act, which was signed into law last year.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Other-Organizations-File-Net-Neutrality-Comments-Stressing-Importance-of-Protecting-Open-Internet.aspxACE, Other Organizations File Comments With FCC Stressing Importance of Net NeutralityACE and 10 other organizations emphasized the importance of protecting and promoting an open Internet in comments filed July 18 with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the agency considers so-called net neutrality rules.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-on-July-2014-Higher-Education-Ace-Reauthorization-Bills.aspxLetter to the House in Support of Higher Education Act Reauthorization Bills​Letter in support of passage of the Advancing Competency-Based Education Demonstration Project Act (H.R. 3136); the Strengthening Transparency in Higher Education Act (H.R. 4983); and the Empowering Students through Enhanced Financial Counseling Act (H.R. 4984).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-Education-Department-on-Changes-to-the-Clery-Act.aspxComments to the Education Department on Changes to the Clery ActSubmitted to the Department of Education on in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking regarding proposed regulations to implement changes made to the Clery Act by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Approves-Permanent-Extension-of-IRA-Charitable-Rollover.aspxHouse Approves Permanent Extension of IRA Charitable Rollover​The House of Representatives last week voted 277-130 to approve the America Gives More Act of 2014 (H.R. 4719), a package of five charitable giving tax provisions, including a permanent extension of the IRA Charitable Rollover.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-FCC-on-Net-Neutrality.aspxComments to the FCC on Net NeutralityComments submitted to the Federal Communications Commission from ACE and 10 other organizations on the importance of protecting and promoting an open Internet.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-on-the-Student-and-Family-Tax-Simplification-Act.aspxLetter to the House on the Student and Family Tax Simplification ActLetter to the House of Representatives outlining ACE's opposition to the Student and Family Tax Simplification Act (H.R. 3393), which would combine the Hope Scholarship Credit, the American Opportunity Tax Credit, the Lifetime Learning Credit, and the tuition deduction into a single AOTC and make it permanent.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/UT-at-Austins-Consideration-of-Race-in-Admissions-Ruled-Legal-by-Appeals-Court.aspxUT at Austin's Consideration of Race in Admissions Ruled Legal by Appeals CourtA federal appeals court has ruled that the University of Texas at Austin’s use of race as one of many factors in admissions decisions meets the standards set last year by the U.S. Supreme Court.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-on-the-Terrorism-Risk-Insurance-Program-Reauthorization.aspxLetter to the Senate on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program ReauthorizationLetter to the Senate in support of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (TRIA) of 2014. Originally enacted in 2002 and reauthorized twice already, TRIA created a public-private risk sharing mechanism which has helped ensure that colleges and universities can purchase sufficient affordable insurance coverage to protect against losses resulting from a terrorist attack.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-in-Support-of-Making-the-IRA-Charitable-Rollover-Permanent.aspxLetter to the House in Support of Making the IRA Charitable Rollover PermanentLetter to the House in support of a bill (H.R. 4619) to permanently extend the Individual Retirement Account (IRA) Charitable Rollover, which expired at the end of 2013.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/QA-on-Military-Tuition-Assistance-MOU.aspxQ&A on Military Tuition Assistance MOUThis document, prepared by ACE and the National Association of College and University Business Officers, addresses questions and answers about the Defense Department’s new memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the Military Tuition Assistance program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Deadline-Is-Sept-5-for-New-DoD-Tuition-Assistance-Memo-of-Understanding.aspxDeadline Is Sept. 5 for New DoD Tuition Assistance Memo of UnderstandingInstitutions participating in the Defense Department's Tuition Assistance program have until Sept. 5 to sign a new memorandum of understanding to ensure service members on their campuses continue to receive tuition support.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Other-Groups-Release-Net-Neutrality-Principles.aspxACE, Other Groups Release Net Neutrality PrinciplesACE and 10 other organizations released a set of “net neutrality” principles last week in support of maintaining the openness of the Internet.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Committee-Passes-Package-of-Higher-Education-Act-Bills-.aspxHouse Committee Passes Package of Higher Education Act BillsThe House Education and the Workforce Committee dove headlong into the Higher Education Act last week, passing three bills as the initial legislative action of its reauthorization effort.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Net-Neutrality-Principles-From-the-Higher-Education-Community.aspxNet Neutrality Principles From the Higher Education CommunityA group of higher education and library organizations, including ACE, have released a set of principles expressing that network neutrality protections are essential to protecting freedom of speech, educational achievement and economic growth.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Sloan-Foundation-to-Host-July-31-National-Challenge-for-Higher-Education-Conference.aspxACE, Sloan Foundation to Host National Challenge for Higher Education Conference​As part of ACE’s National Challenge for Higher Education, a diverse group of college and university presidents and their senior staff are invited to a July 31 conference in Washington, DC, on academic workplace flexibility.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Issues-Talking-Points-on-Student-and-Family-Tax-Simplification-Act.aspxACE Issues Talking Points on Student and Family Tax Simplification ActAlso see the testimony submitted to the Senate Finance Committee for the June 24 hearing on higher education and the tax code.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-on-the-House-Bills-to-Reauthorize-the-Higher-Education-Act.aspxLetter on the House Bills to Reauthorize the Higher Education ActLetter to the House Education and the Workforce Committee regarding a package of three bills to reauthorize the Higher Education Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-in-Support-of-the-TROL-Act.aspxLetter to the Senate in Support of the TROL ActA group of associations, including ACE, sent this letter to the leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade in support of the Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters (TROL) Act of 2014.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Testimony-to-the-Senate-Committee-on-Finance-Hearing-on-Higher-Education-and-the-Tax-Code.aspxTestimony to the Senate Committee on Finance Hearing on Higher Education and the Tax CodeTax reform provides an excellent opportunity to improve some of the individual provisions that will make the framework more effective for students, their families and taxpayers repaying student loans, writes ACE and the higher education groups endorsing the testimony.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Amicus-Brief-Supports-Northwestern-University-in-College-Athlete-Unionization-Case.aspxACE Amicus Brief Supports Northwestern in College Athlete Unionization Case​Students who participate in intercollegiate athletics and receive athletic scholarships are not employees, says the brief filed by ACE and four other higher education groups.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Talking-Points-The-Student-and-Family-Tax-Simplification-Act.aspxTalking Points: The Student and Family Tax Simplification ActTalking points on the Black-Davis Student and Family Tax Simplification Act (H.R. 3393), approved by the House Ways and Means Committee on June 25, 2014.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-to-the-National-Labor-Relations-Board-on-College-Athletes-and-Unionization.aspxAmicus Brief: To the National Labor Relations Board on College Athletes and UnionizationAmicus brief submitted by ACE and four other higher education associations to the National Labor Relations Board in support of Northwestern in a case dealing with a regional director's decision to allow the university's football players to unionize.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Rep-Larsen-on-Bereaved-Borrowers-Bill-of-Rights-Act.aspxLetter to Rep. Larsen on Bereaved Borrowers Bill of Rights ActThis letter was sent to Rep. Rick Larsen in strong of H.R. 4643, the Bereaved Borrowers' Bill of Rights Act of 2014.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Hearing-Looks-at-Efforts-to-Address-Campus-Sexual-Violence.aspxSenate Hearing Looks at Efforts to Address Campus Sexual ViolenceThe Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing yesterday on “Sexual Assault on Campus: Working to Ensure Student Safety,” continuing the federal government’s efforts to weigh in on this very sensitive and complex issue.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Marks-Up-Student-and-Family-Tax-Simplification-Act.aspxHouse Committee Approves Student and Family Tax Simplification ActThe House Ways and Means Committee voted 22-13 June 24 to approve legislation to consolidate four higher education tax provisions into one.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Unveils-Bill-to-Reauthorize-the-Higher-Education-Act-House-Plan-Would-Take-Incremental-Approach.aspxSenate Unveils Bill to Reauthorize the Higher Education ActSenate Democrats have introduced legislation to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA), while House Republicans issue a blueprint that outlines their upcoming HEA bills.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-HELP-Committee-on-Campus-Efforts-on-Sexual-Assault.aspxLetter to the Senate HELP Committee on Campus Efforts to Address Sexual AssaultLetter from ACE President Molly Corbett Broad to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions in advance of the June 26 hearing, “Sexual Assault on Campus: Working to Ensure Student Safety.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-on-the-Student-and-Family-Tax-Simplification-Act.aspxLetter on the Student and Family Tax Simplification ActWhile H.R. 3393 takes several important steps forward to create a simpler, single tax credit, there are a number of provisions that are of great concern and therefore ACE does not support the measure.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Education-Department-Issues-Proposed-Rule-on-Campus-Sexual-Assault.aspxEducation Department Issues Proposed Rule on Campus Sexual Assault​The Obama Administration yesterday released a proposed rule to implement changes to the Clery Act under the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, which President Obama signed in March 2013.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/FRIDAY-BUZZ-Senators-Propose-Bill-to-Simplify-FAFSA-.aspxFRIDAY BUZZ: Senators Propose Bill to Simplify FAFSASens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) yesterday proposed legislation that eventually could be wrapped into the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). The Financial Aid Simplification and Transparency (FAST) Act, among other provisions, would simplify the 108-question Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Roster-of-Experienced-Leaders-to-Offer-Insights-at-Upcoming-ACE-Institute-for-New-Presidents.aspxRoster of Experienced Leaders to Offer Insights at Upcoming ACE Institute for New Presidents​A number of veteran presidents from a diverse array of colleges and universities will share insights and advice during the 2014-15 ACE Institute for New Presidents.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Appeals-Court-Rules-HathiTrust-Digital-Library-Is-Fair-Use.aspxAppeals Court Rules HathiTrust Digital Library Is Fair Use​The creation of a full-text searchable book database is a ‘‘quintessentially transformative use’’ of a copyrighted work, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Obama-Expands-Income-Based-Repayment-for-Student-Loans-Senate-Prepares-to-Vote-on-Refinancing-Bill.aspxObama Expands Income-Based Repayment for Student LoansPresident Obama announced a series of executive actions June 9 on federal student loans, including a memorandum directing the expansion of the Pay As You Earn program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-Statement-on-Student-Loan-Repayment-Program-Expansion.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad's Statement on Student Loan Repayment Program ExpansionPresident Obama's decision to expand the "Pay As You Earn" student loan repayment plan is an important step that will make several million more Americans eligible for this generous option.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-in-Support-of-the-Bank-on-Students-Emergency-Loan-Refinancing-Act.aspxLetter in Support of the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing ActLetter sent to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in support of the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act (S. 2432).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Comments-on-Administrations-Proposed-Gainful-Employment-Rules.aspxACE Comments on Administration's Proposed Gainful Employment RulesACE weighs in on ED's proposed rules on gainful employment, the administration’s effort to ensure students who enroll in career training programs will earn enough money to repay their student loans.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-Education-Department-on-Proposed-Gainful-Employment-Rules.aspxComments to the Education Department on Proposed Gainful Employment RulesResponse to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published in the Federal Register on March 25, 2014, by the Education Department proposing draft gainful employment regulations that would exclude from Title IV federal financial aid eligibility programs that fail to serve students.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/University-Associations-and-Innovation-Alliance-Statement-on-Decison-to-Table-Senate-Patent-Bill.aspxUniversity Associations and Innovation Alliance Statement on Senate Patent BillStatement from the Innovation Alliance and six university associations, including ACE, thanking Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) for pulling the the patent troll legislation (S. 1720) from his committee's agenda.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Register-Now-for-CAO-CBO-Collaboration-Workshop-in-Washington.aspxRegister Now for CAO/CBO Collaborations Workshop in WashingtonRegistration is open for the Aug. 4-5 CAO/CBO Collaborations workshop in Washington, DC, cosponsored by ACE and the National Association of College and University Business Officers.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Provisions-in-the-Camp-Tax-Reform-Discussion-Draft.aspxHigher Education Provisions in the Camp Tax Reform Discussion DraftA chart detailing provisions of interest to colleges and universities in the tax reform discussion draft released in February 2014 by Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), chair of the House Ways and Means Committee.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACEs-Institute-for-New-Presidents-Provides-Value-to-Campus-CEOs-and-Their-Boards.aspxACE Institute for New Presidents Provides Value to Campus CEOs and Their Boards​The ACE Institute for New Presidents yields benefits both for presidents in their first three years of service and their boards.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/DoD-Releases-Final-MOU-for-Tuition-Assistance-Program.aspxDoD Releases Final MOU for Tuition Assistance ProgramThe Department of Defense has published the final memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the Tuition Assistance program. Colleges and universities will need to sign the MOU to participate in the program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Committee-Looks-at-the-Unionization-of-College-Athletes.aspxHouse Committee Looks at College Athletes and UnionizationIn the wake of last month’s decision by the NLRB to classify Northwestern University football players as employees, the House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing May 8 to discuss college athletes and unionization.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Improving-Success-for-Student-Veterans-Focus-of-House-Hearing.aspxImproving Success for Student Veterans Focus of House HearingThe House Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity held a hearing May 8 to look at "Defining and Improving Success for Student Veterans" and the current state of the Post-9/11 GI Bill.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Rep-Kline-on-Unionizing-Student-Athletes.aspxLetter to Rep. John Kline on Unionizing Student AthletesThis letter from ACE President Molly Corbett Broad to John Kline, chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, was sent in advance of the May 8 hearing on the consequences of unionizing student athletes.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/UNC-System-President-Tom-Ross-on-Improving-Success-for-Student-Veterans.aspxUNC System President Tom Ross on Improving Success for Student VeteransTestimony submitted by Thomas W. Ross, president of the University of North Carolina System, to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs for the May 8 hearing, "Defining and Improving Success for Student Veterans.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Summary-Webinar-Now-Available-on-Camp-Tax-Reform-Plan.aspxWebinar Now Available on Camp Tax Reform PlanNACUBO has released a webinar looking at the higher education provisions in the tax reform package introduced in February by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) and their implications for colleges and universities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACEs-2014-15-Institute-for-New-Presidents-to-Offer-Programming-for-Spouses-Partners.aspxACE’s 2014-15 Institute for New Presidents to Offer Programming for Spouses/PartnersThe 2014-15 ACE Institute for New Presidents will feature sessions and networking opportunities for the spouses and partners of Institute participants.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Register-Now-for-the-83rd-National-Womens-Leadership-Forum.aspxStill Time to Register for the 83rd National Women’s Leadership ForumRegistration is open for the 83rd National Women’s Leadership Forum, to be held June 18-20, 2014, just outside Washington, DC, in Arlington, VA.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Coalition-Urges-Congress-to-Close-the-Innovation-Deficit.aspxCoalition Urges Congress to Close the Innovation DeficitResearch and development spending in the United States has remained essentially flat over the past decade, while China and South Korea have boosted their investment 90 and 50 percent, respectively.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-in-Support-of-the-Protecting-Students-From-Automatic-Default-Act-of-2014.aspxLetter in Support of the Protecting Students From Automatic Default Act of 2014This letter was sent to Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY) in support of his bill to curb abuses in the private student lending market.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-Report-by-the-White-House-Sexual-Assault-Task-Force.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad's Statement on Report by the White House Sexual Assault Task ForceCollege and university presidents are firmly committed to providing safe, secure environments for their students, said ACE President Molly Corbett Broad in a statement on the Task Force report.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/White-House-Task-Force-Issues-Recommendations-for-Responding-to-Campus-Sexual-Assault.aspxTask Force Issues Recommendations for Responding to Campus Sexual AssaultThe White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault released its first report this morning, which includes new guidelines to help colleges and universities prevent, identify and respond to sexual assault on campus.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Testimony-to-the-Senate-Committee-on-Appropriations-Hearing-on-Driving-Innovation-Through-Federal-Investments.aspxTestimony to the Senate Committee on Appropriations Hearing on Driving Innovation Through Federal InvestmentsThe remarks continue the advocacy outlined in the “Close the Innovation Deficit” campaign, an effort to close the widening gap between the actual level of federal government funding for research and higher education and what the investment needs to be if the United States is to remain the world’s innovation leader.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-President-Jimmy-Carter-on-Campus-Sexual-Assault.aspxLetter to President Jimmy Carter on Campus Sexual AssaultThis letter to the former president was written in response to a section in his recent book, A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power, which discusses the response of higher education leaders to the problem of sexual assault on campus.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Memo-Gives-Guidance-for-Inviting-Federal-Officials-to-Commencement.aspxACE Memo Gives Guidance for Inviting Federal Officials to CommencementThis memo is designed to help colleges and universities better understand how to comply with federal ethics and reporting requirements when inviting government officials to speak at commencement.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Ethics-Guidance-for-Inviting-Government-Officials-to-Speak-at-Commencement-.aspxEthics Guidance for Inviting Government Officials to CampusThe guidance summarizes the rules that ACE member institutions should follow to ensure compliance with federal ethics and reporting requirements when inviting a federal official as a commencement speaker, particularly if an honorary degree will be presented.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-Supporting-Reauthorization-of-the-Terrorism-Risk-Insurance-Act-.aspxLetter Supporting Reauthorization of the Terrorism Risk Insurance ActThis letter to the leadership of the House Committee on Financial Services and the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs expresses support for the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA), currently scheduled to expire this year.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Names-31-Faculty-and-Administrators-to-Fellows-Program.aspxACE Names 31 Faculty and Administrators to Fellows ProgramACE has selected 31 emerging college and university leaders for the 2014-15 class of the ACE Fellows Programhttp://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/WEDNESDAY-BUZZ-US-Supreme-Court-Upholds-Michigan-Ban-on-Considering-Race-in-Admissions.aspxWEDNESDAY BUZZ: U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Considering Race in Admissions, Leaves Fisher Decision IntactThe U.S. Supreme Court issued a major higher education decision yesterday, a 6-2 ruling that reverses the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-on-Schuette-v-Coalition-to-Defend-Affirmative-Action-Ruling.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad's Statement on Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action RulingACE President Molly Corbett Broad’s statement on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the case which sought to overturn Michigan’s ban on considering diversity in college admissions decisions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Joins-Brief-in-Accreditation-Lawsuit.aspxACE Joins Brief in Accreditation LawsuitACE signed on to an amicus brief filed Friday in an accreditation case on appeal from a federal district court in Virginia, Professional Massage Training Center v. Accreditation Alliance of Career Schools and Colleges (AACSC).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-PMTC-v-AACSC.aspxAmicus Brief: Professional Massage Training Center v. Accreditation Alliance of Career Schools and CollegesThis brief, filed by 22 higher education and accreditation organizations including ACE, was submitted in support of AACSC in this case, which is on appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-Statement-on-U-Va-FOIA-Ruling.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad's Statement on U.Va. FOIA RulingWe are gratified that the Supreme Court of Virginia recognized the importance of safeguarding the free exchange of ideas that is integral to the academic environment at American colleges and universities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Virginia-Supreme-Court-Rules-in-Favor-of-U-Va-in-Climate-Change-FOIA-Case.aspxVirginia Supreme Court Rules in Favor of U.Va. in FOIA CaseThe Virginia Supreme Court has ruled in favor of U.Va. in its attempt to protect researchers and their work from unwarranted access through the commonwealth’s Freedom of Information Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Agenda-Announced-for-First-Meeting-of-2014-15-ACE-Institute-for-New-Presidents.aspxAgenda Announced for First Meeting of 2014-15 ACE Institute for New PresidentsThe preliminary agenda for the first meeting of the 2014-15 ACE Institute for New Presidents includes sessions on crisis planning and response and how to build an effective team.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Board-Resolution-Toward-Valuable-and-Effective-Measures-of-Accountability.aspxACE Board Resolution: Toward Valuable and Effective Measures of AccountabilityAdopted by the ACE Executive Committee, acting for the Board of Directors, in April 2014.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Brief-Stresses-Importance-of-Internships-to-College-Students.aspxACE Brief Stresses Importance of Internships to College StudentsACE and a group of higher education association filed an amicus brief this week in the high-profile case Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., which deals with the legality of unpaid internships.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-Glatt-v-Fox-Searchlight.aspxAmicus Brief: Glatt v. Fox SearchlightACE and a group of higher education associations filed this amicus brief in the case Glatt v. Fox Searchlight Pictures, Inc., which deals with the legality of unpaid internships.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Associations-Comment-on-Camp-Tax-Reform-Plan.aspxACE, Higher Education Associations Comment on Camp Tax Reform PlanACE, along with 10 other higher education associations, sent comments April 4 to Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, on his recently released comprehensive tax reform plan.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-on-the-Education-Provisions-in-the-Tax-Reform-Act-of-2014-Discussion-Draft.aspxComments on the Education Provisions in the Tax Reform Act of 2014 Discussion DraftLetter to Dave Camp (R-MI), chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, on the education provisions in the Tax Reform Act of 2014 discussion draft.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-White-House-Task-Force-to-Protect-Students-From-Sexual-Assault.aspxLetter to the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual AssaultSent as a followup to the March 14 meeting between the task force and the higher education community to discuss how best to ensure a safe, secure environment on campuses.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-GOP-Budget-Proposes-Freezing-Maximum-Pell-Grant-Cutting-5-1-Trillion-in-Federal-Spending-Over-10-Years.aspxHouse GOP Budget Proposes Freezing Maximum Pell Grant, Cutting $5.1 Trillion in Federal Spending Over 10 YearsThe House Republicans budget proposal for FY 2015 would freeze the maximum Pell Grant award for 10 years and roll back other recent expansions of that program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Panel-Reaches-Consensus-on-Draft-Rules-for-New-Campus-Safety-Law.aspxPanel Reaches Consensus on Draft Rules for New Campus Safety LawThe Department of Education ED panel working on draft regulations for the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE Act) reached consensus on proposed language yesterday in the last of its three negotiated rulemaking sessions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Coalition-Letter-on-Patent-Abuse-Legislation.aspxCoalition Letter on Patent Abuse LegislationLetter from a coalition of higher education and other groups working on patent issues to Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Charles Grassley (R-IA) on the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act of 2013.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Associations-Urge-Lawmakers-to-Extend-Tuition-Tax-Deduction-and-IRA-Charitable-Rollover.aspxACE, Higher Education Associations Urge Lawmakers to Extend Tuition Tax Deduction and IRA Charitable RolloverOn behalf of 13 other higher education associations, ACE President Molly Corbett Broad has urged House and Senate tax-writing committee leaders to include extensions of two key higher education provisions in any tax extenders legislation enacted this year.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Ed-Groups-Support-Pacific-Lutheran-in-Faculty-Unionization-Case.aspxACE, Higher Ed Groups Support Pacific Lutheran in Faculty Unionization CaseACE and six higher education associations have submitted an amicus brief to the National Labor Relations Board in support of Pacific Lutheran University in a case dealing with the unionization of full-time, non-tenure-track instructors.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-Justice-Department-on-Proposed-Amendments-to-the-Americans-With-Disabilities-Act.aspxComments to the Justice Department on Proposed Amendments to the Americans With Disabilities ActComments to the Department of Justice (DOJ) in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to amend the DOJ regulations that implement Titles II and III of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) to incorporate changes made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-To-the-NLRB-in-Pacific-Lutheran-University-v-Service-Employees-International-Union.aspxAmicus Brief: To the NLRB in Pacific Lutheran University v. Service Employees International UnionBrief submitted to the National Labor Relations Board in a case that looks at whether a group of full-time, non-tenure-track faculty members are “managerial employees” who fall outside the scope of the National Labor Relations Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Congress-on-Extension-of-Expired-Higher-Education-Tax-Incentives.aspxLetter to Congress on Extension of Expired Higher Education Tax IncentivesOn behalf of 13 other higher education associations, ACE sent a letter to House and Senate tax-writing committee leaders requesting extensions of two key higher education provisions to be included in any tax extenders legislation enacted in 2014.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-US-Education-Department-on-NSLDS-Reporting-Requirements.aspxLetter to Education Department on NSLDS Reporting RequirementsA letter to the Department of Education expressing concern over the deadline for institutions to comply with new National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) reporting requirements.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Summary-of-2014-Gainful-Employment-Regulation-Proposed-by-the-Department-of-Education.aspxSummary of 2014 Gainful Employment Regulation Proposed by the Department of EducationOn March 14, 2014, the U.S. Department of Education released a draft of its proposed rule for gainful employment programs. These programs are required “to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation” in order to be eligible for Title IV federal financial aid. This document summarizes the 845-page proposal.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-ACE-Analysis-Scrutinizes-Impacts-of-College-Ranking-Systems.aspxNew ACE Analysis Scrutinizes Impacts of College Ranking SystemsA new ACE issue brief finds that college rankings often have detrimental effects on institutions and that students—particularly low-income students—do not use them when choosing among their higher education options.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ED-Releases-New-Draft-Rules-for-Career-Education-Programs.aspxED Releases New Draft Rules for Career Education ProgramsThe Department of Education has released new draft rules for career education programs, an effort to ensure students who enroll in these programs will earn enough money to repay their student loans.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/2014-Atwell-Lecture.aspxInnovate, Disrupt, Repeat: The 2014 Atwell LectureUniversity of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman discussed higher education's need to innovate and be more entrepreneurial in the opening address at ACE's 96th Annual Meeting.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/News-From-ACEs-96th-Annual-Meeting.aspxNews From ACE's 96th Annual MeetingRead about the speakers, sessions, award winners and more from ACE's 96th Annual Meeting in San Diego.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Submits-Comments-to-Presidents-Sexual-Assault-Task-Force.aspxACE Submits Comments to President’s Sexual Assault Task ForceACE and six higher education associations have submitted comments to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, outlining a series of recommendations to consider as it drafts a proposal in response to the president’s call to action.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Groups-Endorse-Student-Achievement-Measure-Initiative.aspxHigher Education Groups Endorse Student Achievement Measure InitiativeNine national higher education organizations have endorsed the Student Achievement Measure (SAM), a collaborative effort by the association community to track student attendance across institutions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/WEDNESDAY-BUZZ-President-Releases-FY-2015-Budget-Proposal.aspxPresident Releases FY 2015 Budget ProposalPresident Obama's budget request for FY 2015 calls for new money to provide bonuses to colleges that bolster graduation rates for Pell Grant recipients and help support the development of the administration’s proposed college rating system.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Ed-Groups-Ask-IRS-to-Maintain-Current-Campaign-Activity-Rules-for-Colleges-and-Universities.aspxACE, 56 Groups Ask IRS to Maintain Current Campaign Activity Rules for Colleges and UniversitiesACE and a group of higher education organizations have submitted comments to the IRS in response to the agency's query about whether proposed restrictions​ on campaign-related activities should be extended to 501(c)(3) organizations.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-White-House-on-the-Task-Force-to-Protect-Students-From-Sexual-Assault-.aspxComments to the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual AssaultLetter in response to the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault’s request for input on how best to ensure safe, secure campus environments.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-IRS-on-Proposed-Guidance-on-Candidate-Related-Political-Activities-on-Campus-.aspxComments on Draft Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political ActivitiesSent to the IRS on proposed rules related to political campaign activities of tax-exempt nonprofits.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Video-Urges-Congress-to-Close-the-Innovation-Deficit-by-Supporting-Federal-Investments-in-Research.aspxVideo Urges Congress to Close the Innovation DeficitA coalition of 14 business, higher education, and scientific organizations has launched a video that urges Congress to “Close the Innovation Deficit” with strong federal investments in research and higher education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Ed-Groups-Ask-Appropriations-Leaders-to-Restore-Higher-Education-Funding-in-FY-2015.aspxAssociations Ask Appropriations Leaders to Restore Higher Education Funding in FY 2015ACE and 16 other higher education groups sent a letter yesterday to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders requesting higher education funding be increased in the FY 2015 spending bills the committees soon will begin drafting.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Appropriations-Committees-on-FY-2015-Higher-Education-Funding.aspxLetter to Appropriations Committees on FY 2015 Higher Education FundingLetter to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders on higher education funding for FY 2015, which the committees will soon begin drafting.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Write-House-in-Support-of-Immigration-Reform.aspxACE, Higher Education Leaders Write House in Support of Immigration ReformACE President Molly Corbett Broad and the leaders of 14 other higher education associations sent a letter Feb. 12 to the House urging it to move forward on immigration reform.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-on-Immigration-Reform.aspxLetter to the House on Immigration ReformLetter from the leaders of 15 higher education associations to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), and all Republican members of the House, urging them to move forward on immigration reform in 2014.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Administration-Releases-Guidance-on-Health-Care-Coverage-for-Adjuncts-and-Student-Workers.aspxAdministration Releases Guidance on Health Care Coverage for Adjuncts and Student WorkersThe Obama administration has released final guidance on how colleges and universities should calculate the hours of adjunct faculty and student workers under the Affordable Care Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Groups-Write-of-Considerable-Controversy-and-Concern-Over-Administrations-College-Ratings-Plan.aspxHigher Education Groups Respond to Obama Administration's College Ratings PlanRead comments from ACE and 24 higher education associations on the Obama administration's proposed Postsecondary Institution Ratings System.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-on-the-Obama-Administration-Plan-to-Rate-Colleges-and-Universities.aspxComments on the Obama Administration's Plan to Rate Colleges and UniversitiesLetter to the Department of Education on President Obama's plan to develop a rating system to help students and parents select a college.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-ACE-Resources-Available-for-On-Campus-Collaborations-on-Multicultural-Education-and-Internationalization.aspxNew Resources Available for Collaborations Between Multicultural Education and Internationalization​The At Home in the World Toolkit is a collection of videos, graphics and other resources on the overlap between diversity and international education initiatives at colleges and universities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/WEDNESDAY-BUZZ-President-Focuses-on-Job-Training-Economic-Growth-in-State-of-the-Union.aspxWEDNESDAY BUZZ: President Focuses on Job Training, Economic Growth in State of the UnionIn his fifth State of the Union address, the president continued his well established focus on the transformative nature of education and its ability to improve the nation’s economy and people’s lives.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Apply-Now-for-the-2014-15-ACE-Institute-for-New-Presidents.aspxApply Now for the 2014-15 ACE Institute for New PresidentsNew college and university presidents from all sectors of higher education are encouraged to apply now to join the 2014-15 class of the ACE Institute for New Presidents.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-Before-House-Hearing-on-the-Scope-of-Fair-Use.aspxStatement Before House Hearing on the Scope of Fair UseStatement submitted to the House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet for the Jan. 28 hearing on the "Scope of Fair Use.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/President-Creates-Task-Force-on-Campus-Sexual-Assault.aspxPresident Creates Task Force on Campus Sexual AssaultPresident Obama vows to work with colleges and universities on strategies to keep students safe and help “put those plans into practice.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/FRIDAY-BUZZ-College-Presidents-Pledge-Access-for-Low-Income-Students-at-White-House-Summit.aspxFRIDAY BUZZ: College Presidents Pledge Access for Low-Income Students at White House SummitMore than 100 higher education leaders, including ACE President Molly Corbett Broad, met at the White House Jan. 16 to discuss increasing college access for low-income students.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-in-Support-of-the-FY-2014-Omnibus-Spending-Bill.aspxLetter to the House in Support of the FY 2014 Omnibus Spending BillLetter sent to the House of Representatives in support of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, the omnibus spending package which would fund all federal government agencies through Sept. 30.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/TUESDAY-BUZZ-Congressional-Negotiators-Release-Omnibus-Spending-Bill-Includes-Boost-for-NIH-Student-Aid.aspxTUESDAY BUZZ: Congressional Negotiators Release Omnibus Spending BillAmong the provisions in the final FY 2014 omnibus spending package are increases for research and student aid programs that begin to restore spending to pre-sequestration levels.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-Statement-on-Boycotts-of-Israeli-Academic-Institutions.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad's Statement on Boycotts of Israeli Academic InstitutionsSeveral scholarly associations have voted on formal motions to boycott activities involving faculty and staff at Israeli academic institutions. Such actions are misguided and greatly troubling, as they strike at the heart of academic freedom.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-the-Gallup-Purdue-Index.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad's Statement on the Gallup-Purdue IndexThe Gallup-Purdue Index is a promising new addition in our continuing efforts to advance the understanding of the benefits of higher education.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-on-the-Bipartisan-Budget-Act-of-2013.aspxLetter to the Senate on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013ACE and 18 other higher education associations wrote this letter to the Senate December 17 to support passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Fellows-Program-Holds-Value-for-Individuals-and-Nominating-Institutions.aspxACE Fellows Program Holds Value for Individuals and Nominating InstitutionsThe ACE Fellows Program—at nearly 50 years old the longest running higher education leadership development program in the United States—has multiple benefits for both participants and their nominating institutions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Submits-Amicus-Brief-in-U-Va-FOIA-Case.aspxACE Submits Amicus Brief in U.Va. FOIA CaseACE filed an amicus brief yesterday in the Supreme Court of Virginia in the case of American Tradition Institute v. the University of Virginia.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-American-Tradition-Institute-v-UVa.aspxAmicus Brief: American Tradition Institute v. the University of VirginiaSubmitted to the Virginia Supreme Court in support of the University of Virginia in a case dealing with the protection of various documents and emails relating to former U.Va. Professor Michael Mann’s climate change research.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-on-the-Patent-Transparency-and-Improvements-Act.aspxStatement from the Higher Education Community on the Patent Transparency and Improvements ActSent to the Senate Judiciary Committee to communicate the views of the higher education community on the Patent Transparency and Improvements Act (S. 1720).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/WEDNESDAY-BUZZ-House-Senate-Negotiators-Reach-Deal-on-Federal-Budget.aspxWEDNESDAY BUZZ: House, Senate Negotiators Reach Deal on Federal BudgetBudget negotiators have announced a bipartisan deal to set spending levels for the federal government through FY 2015 and partially replace sequestration cuts with other savings.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Publication-Explores-Dynamics-Between-Presidents-and-Their-Boards.aspxACE Publication Explores Dynamics Between Presidents and Their BoardsPresidents and chancellors of higher education institutions nationwide must contend with buffeting governance forces that didn't exist a generation ago, according to a new publication released by ACE.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Record-Highs-in-International-Students-Study-Abroad-Announced-as-International-Education-Week-Begins.aspxRecord Highs in International Students, Study Abroad Announced as International Education Week BeginsIIE's annual Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange shows record highs in foreign students’ attendance at U.S institutions and in Americans studying abroad.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-from-the-Higher-Education-Community-on-The-Innovation-Act-.aspxStatement from the Higher Education Community on The Innovation ActSent to the House Judiciary Committee to communicate the views of the higher education community on The Innovation Act (H.R. 3309).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Associations-Urge-Budget-Committee-to-Support-Research-and-Education-Eliminate-Sequestration.aspxHigher Education Groups Urge Budget Committee to Support Education and ResearchACE and 34 higher education groups ask congressional committees to eliminate sequestration cuts and prioritize investment in higher education and research.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Fisher-v-UT-Admissions-Case-Returns-to-Lower-Court-ACE-Submits-Brief.aspxFisher v. UT Admissions Case Returns to Lower Court; ACE Submits BriefACE and a group of 41 higher education associations yesterday submitted another brief in the ongoing diversity in admissions case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (UT).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-House-and-Senate-Budget-Committee-Chairs-.aspxLetter to House and Senate Budget Committee ChairsACE and 34 higher education associations sent this letter to Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray to request they consider eliminating the FY 2014 sequestration spending reductions and prioritize investments in higher education and research in any plan they might draft for the remainder of the fiscal year.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-Fisher-v-University-of-Texas-at-Austin.aspxAmicus Brief: To the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in Fisher v. University of Texas at AustinACE and a group of 41 higher education associations submitted this brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in the ongoing diversity in admissions case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/College-Board-Tuition-Increases-Slow-Grant-Aid-Is-Not-Keeping-Up.aspxCollege Board: Tuition Increases Slow, Grant Aid Is Not Keeping UpThe College Board released its annual “trends” reports this morning, and the findings represent a mixed picture for college costs and student aid.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-of-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-College-Board-Trend-Reports-.aspxStatement of ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on College Board Trend ReportsThe College Board’s 2013 Trends in Student Aid and College Pricing reports present a mixed picture. The good news is the rate of increase in tuition for public four-year and community colleges is at its lowest in recent years.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/New-ACE-Publication-Helps-Policymakers-Understand-Federal-Financial-Aid-Programs.aspxNew Publication Helps Policymakers Understand Federal Financial AidFrom Pell Grants to unsubsidized loans to creating a financial aid package, this report helps explain the complex network of federal higher education programs.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Supreme-Court-Hears-Case-Seeking-Reversal-of-Michigan-Ban-on-Considering-Race-in-College-Admissions.aspxSupreme Court Hears Case on Reversing Michigan Ban on Considering Race in AdmissionsThe U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 15 heard a challenge to Michigan’s ban on the consideration of race and ethnicity in college admissions decisions at public higher education institutions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Paying-for-College-.aspxPaying for College: How the Federal Higher Education Act Helps Students and Families Pay for a Postsecondary EducationThis report summarizes the major federal student aid programs that are available, explaining how students and their families apply for and receive Title IV student aid and outlining what institutions must do to participate in the federal programs.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Associations-Release-Statement-on-Federal-Government-Shutdown.aspxHigher Education Associations Release Statement on Federal Government ShutdownACE and five other higher education associations released a statement Thursday expressing concern over the federal government shutdown.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Community-Statement-on-Shutdown-of-the-Federal-Government.aspxCommunity Statement on Shutdown of the Federal GovernmentStatement from the leaders of ACE and five higher education associations expressing concern over the Oct. 2013 shutdown and the ongoing political paralysis in Washington, DC.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-Endorsing-the-College-Affordability-Act-of-2013.aspxLetter Endorsing the College Affordability Act of 2013Letter to Rep. Alison Schwartz endorsing the College Affordability Act of 2013, which will make important enhancements to the American Opportunity Tax Credit.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACA-101-Helps-Campuses-Educate-Students-About-New-Health-Insurance-Marketplace.aspxACA 101 Helps Campuses Educate Students About New Health Insurance MarketplaceWith open enrollment in the new health insurance marketplace beginning this week, the Obama administration has issued a toolkit for colleges and universities to help inform students about the marketplace and other aspects of the Affordable Care Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Submit-Comments-on-Tuition-Assistance-MOU.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Submit Comments on Tuition Assistance MOU​ACE, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, and a group of nine higher education associations submitted comments Sept. 30 on the Department of Defense’s proposed rule for its Tuition Assistance program memorandum of understanding.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Fellows-Program-Class-of-2013-14-to-Begin-Work-.aspxACE Fellows Program Class of 2013-14 to Begin WorkThe 48 members of the current ACE Fellows Program class have been placed with a wide array of colleges and universities, where they will work closely with a president and other senior officers on issues of concern to the institution.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-Defense-Department-on-the-Proposed-Tuition-Assistance-Program-MOU.aspxComments to the Defense Department on the Proposed Tuition Assistance Program MOUACE, the National Association of College and University Business Officers, and a group nine higher education associations submitted these comments Sept. 30 on the Department of Defense’s proposed rule for its Tuition Assistance program memorandum of understanding.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ED-DOJ-Release-Guidance-on-Using-Race-to-Achieve-Diversity-on-College-Campuses.aspxED, DOJ Release Guidance on Using Race to Achieve Diversity on College CampusesThe departments of Education and Justice have released new Q&A guidance document that outlines the Obama administration’s position on the use of race to achieve diversity on college campuses.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Leaders-Urge-Continued-Funding-for-NEH.aspxHigher Education Leaders Urge House to Maintain Funding for NEHACE President Molly Corbett Broad and the leaders of 22 other higher education groups sent a letter Sept. 20 to the House to express concern over the drastic funding cuts proposed for the National Endowment for the Humanities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Legal-Update-Schuette-v-Coalition-to-Defend-Affirmative-Action.aspxLegal Update: Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative ActionThis paper from the College Board's Access & Diversity Collaborative gives an overview of the upcoming Supreme Court case, Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Obama-Administration-to-Hold-Panel-Discussion-on-Diversity-in-Higher-Education-.aspxObama Administration to Hold Panel Discussion on Diversity in Higher EducationThe U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice (DOJ) have scheduled a panel discussion on “Creating and Supporting Diversity in Higher Education” for Sept. 27 from 9:30-11:00 a.m. EDT at DOJ’s offices in Washington, DC.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-in-Support-of-Continuing-NEH-Funding-Levels.aspxLetter to the House in Support of Maintaining NEH Funding LevelsLetter from ACE President Molly Corbett Broad and the leaders of 22 other higher education groups to the House of Representatives Sept. 20 expressing concern over the drastic funding cuts proposed for the National Endowment for the Humanities.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-House-Hold-HEA-Reauthorization-Hearings.aspxSenate, House Hold HEA Reauthorization Hearings​The Senate and House are moving forward on preparations to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the primary law governing federal higher education programs.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Testimony-Before-the-Senate-HELP-Committee-HEA-Hearing-on-the-Triad.aspxTestimony Before the Senate HELP Committee HEA Hearing on the TriadStatement of Terry W. Hartle, ACE senior vice president, at the first Senate HELP hearing on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act. The topic of the hearing was “The Triad: Promoting a System of Shared Responsibility.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Copyrighted-Music.aspxUse of Copyrighted Music on College and University CampusesA joint report by ACE and NACUBO on how campuses might handle music copyright issues.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/NACUA-ACE-to-Hold-Symposium-Workshop-on-Higher-Education-Compliance-.aspxNACUA, ACE to Hold Symposium & Workshop on Higher Education ComplianceThe National Association of College and University Attorneys, in cooperation with ACE, will hold a symposium and workshop Nov. 6-8 on “Higher Education Compliance Programs and Obligations.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-German-Universities-Hold-Roundtable-Discussion-on-MOOCs.aspxACE, German Universities Hold Roundtable Discussion on MOOCsPresidents of German universities met with experts from ACE and other U.S. organizations on Aug. 30 during a bilateral meeting of higher education leaders entitled “Beyond Frontiers: Innovation in Online Higher Education/Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Ed-Groups-Ask-Supreme-Court-to-Strike-Down-Michigan-Ban-on-Considering-Race-in-College-Admissions.aspxHigher Ed Groups Ask Supreme Court to Strike Down Michigan Ban on Considering Race in College AdmissionsACE and 48 higher education groups submit brief to the U.S. Supreme Court urging justices to strike down Michigan’s ban on the consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions decisions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-to-the-US-Supreme-Court-Schuette-v-BAMN.aspxAmicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court: Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative ActionAmicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case Schuette v. the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, urging justices to strike down the state of Michigan’s ban on the consideration of race and ethnicity in admissions decisions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-of-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-President-Obamas-Higher-Education-Proposals.aspxStatement of ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on President Obama’s Higher Education ProposalsBroad calls the president's plan "a sweeping, thoughtful proposal" which contains many details that will have to be explored in the months ahead.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/WEDNESDAY-BUZZ-Obamas-College-Costs-Bus-Tour-Begins-Tomorrow-in-New-York.aspxWEDNESDAY BUZZ: Obama Bus Tour to Focus on College CostsMany of this morning’s papers covered the news that President Obama will propose new policies on containing college costs during a bus tour of New York and Pennsylvania beginning Aug. 22.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-SUNY-COIL-Center-Announce-Technology-Awards-to-Enhance-Internationalization-and-Global-Competence.aspxACE, SUNY COIL Center Announce Internationalization Technology AwardsACE and the SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning have created an awards program to recognize the use of technology to enhance institutional internationalization and the global competence of U.S. students.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/DoD-Issues-Proposed-Rule-on-Military-Tuition-Assistance-Program-MOU.aspxDoD Issues Proposed Rule on Military Tuition Assistance Program MOUThe Department of Defense (DoD) has issued a new proposed rule for its memorandum of understanding (MOU), which colleges and universities must sign to participate in DoD's Tuition Assistance program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/EDs-Kanter-Steps-Down-ACE-President-Offers-Reaction.aspxED’s Kanter Steps Down; ACE President Offers ReactionUnder Secretary of Education Martha Kanter has announced she will leave her post in the coming months. See ACE President Molly Corbett Broad's statement praising Kanter’s tenure.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Ed-Groups-Offer-Ideas-on-the-Higher-Education-Act.aspxACE, Higher Ed Groups Offer Ideas on the Higher Education ActIn response to a request from the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, ACE and 38 higher education groups have submitted suggestions for rewriting the Higher Education Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-on-Reauthorizing-the-Higher-Education-Act.aspxHigher Education Community Comments on Reauthorizing the Higher Education ActIn response to a request from the leaders of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, ACE and a group of 39 leading higher education associations have submitted suggestions for rewriting the Higher Education Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Talking-Points-The-Need-to-Pass-Comprehensive-Immigration-Reform.aspxTalking Points: The Need to Pass Comprehensive Immigration ReformThese talking points are designed to help you talk with your congressional delegation about the issues important to higher education in the immigration debate.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-in-Support-of-the-TRANSFER-Act-of-2013.aspxLetter to the House in Support of the TRANSFER Act of 2013Letter to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology in support of the Technology and Research Accelerating National Security and Future Economic Resiliency (TRANSFER) Act of 2013.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Associations-Comment-on-Proposed-Revisions-to-National-Student-Loan-Data-System.aspxACE, Higher Education Associations Comment on Proposed Revisions to National Student Loan Data SystemACE sent a letter July 29 to the Department of Education expressing concern that proposed revisions to the National Student Loan Data System would expand the federal student financial aid database in ways that may not be appropriate.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-on-Proposed-Changes-to-the-National-Student-Loan-Data-System.aspxComments on Proposed Changes to the National Student Loan Data SystemComments to the Department of Education on proposed revisions to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). ACE and the eight associations endorsing the comments express concern that the revisions would expand the NSLDS in ways that may not be appropriate, such as to collect data on students who do not receive aid.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Groups-Urge-Support-for-Bipartisan-Student-Loan-Certainty-Act.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Ask House to Vote for Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty ActACE sent a letter to the House today on behalf of nine other higher education associations urging House members to support the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Leaders-Urge-House-to-Pass-Comprehensive-Immigration-Reform.aspxHigher Education Leaders Urge House to Pass Comprehensive Immigration ReformACE President Molly Corbett Broad and the leaders of 12 other higher education associations encourage the House to pass meaningful, comprehensive immigration reform legislation.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-on-Comprehensive-Immigration-Reform.aspxLetter to the House on Comprehensive Immigration ReformLetter from ACE President Molly Corbett Broad and the leaders of 12 other higher education associations to members of the House of Representatives, urging them to pass “meaningful, comprehensive immigration reform legislation” upon returning from the August congressional recess.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-on-the-Bipartisan-Student-Loan-Certainty-Act-of-2013.aspxLetter to the House on the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013Letter urging House members to support the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 (S. 1911).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Other-Higher-Education-Associations-Express-Support-for-Senate-Student-Loan-Bill.aspxACE, Other Higher Education Associations Express Support for Senate Student Loan BillACE and a number of other higher education associations ask senators to vote for the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013 (S. 1334).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-of-ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-Senate-Student-Loan-Agreement.aspxStatement of ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on Senate Student Loan AgreementOn behalf of our 1,800 college and university members, representing all sectors of higher education, ACE strongly supports the Senate's compromise agreement on student loan interest rates.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Tax-Incentive-Talking-Points.aspxTalking Points: Higher Education Tax IncentivesOverview of tax provisions important to higher education, including education tax credits and deductions for individuals, charitable giving incentives, employee educational assistance and tax-exempt bond financing.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-House-on-the-Supporting-Academic-Freedom-Through-Regulatory-Relief-Act-.aspxLetter to the House on the Supporting Academic Freedom Through Regulatory Relief ActLetter endorsing the Supporting Academic Freedom through Regulatory Relief Act (H.R. 2637), which would repeal three Education Department regulations: gainful employment, state authorization and the definition of credit hour.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/VA-Work-Study-Program-Helps-Veterans-Earn-While-They-Learn.aspxVA Work-Study Program Helps Veterans Earn While They LearnLearn more about the VA's Work-Study Program, which employs student veterans for up to 20 hours in activities such as helping with campus veteran support services or working at a veterans' hospital.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/WEBINAR-Key-Legal-and-Policy-Issues-on-MOOCs.aspxWEBINAR: MOOCs—Key Legal and Policy Issues for Colleges and UniversitiesThe National Association of College and University Attorneys, in cooperation with ACE, will hold a webinar July 25 on the key legal and policy issues regarding massive open online courses (MOOCs).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-Treasury-Department-on-Affordable-Care-Act-Regulations-and-Student-Employment.aspxComments to the Treasury Department on Affordable Care Act Regulations and Student EmploymentComments to the U.S. Treasury Department about the treatment of student campus employment under proposed regulations for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), President Obama’s signature health care reform law.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Appropriations-Subcommittee-Approves-FY-2014-Spending-Bill.aspxSenate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY 2014 Spending BillThe Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee yesterday approved a $164.3 billion spending bill for FY 2014 that provides funding for the Obama administration’s “Race to the Top” program for higher education, as well as modest funding increases for some postsecondary programs.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Community-Diversity-on-College-Campuses-Remains-Essential-National-Priority.aspxHigher Education Community: Diversity on College Campuses Remains Essential National PriorityIn the wake of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the higher education community stands committed to furthering the goals of equal opportunity and diversity on college campuses.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Higher-Education-Groups-Endorse-Senate-Immigration-Bill.aspxSenate Passes Comprehensive Immigration Reform BillThe Senate approves a historic plan to overhaul the nation's immigration system, a measure that contains a number of provisions strongly supported by the higher education community, including a DREAM Act for students.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Subsidized-Student-Loan-Rates-Will-Double-July-1.aspxSubsidized Student Loan Rates Double July 1Students applying for new federally subsidized student loans will see the interest rate double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent Monday after Congress failed to pass legislation preventing the automatic hike.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-Endorsing-the-Comprehensive-Immigration-Reform-Bill.aspxLetter to the Senate Endorsing the Comprehensive Immigration Reform BillLetter to the Senate from 14 higher education association leaders expressing strong support for the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-on-Fisher-v-University-of-Texas.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad on Fisher v. University of TexasWe are deeply gratified that the court agrees with the higher education community—diversity on our campuses offers unique educational benefits to students and is a compelling government interest.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Supreme-Court-Hands-Down-Rulings-in-Higher-Education-Employment-Cases.aspxU.S. Supreme Court Hands Down Rulings in Higher Education Employment CasesAlong with Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the U.S. Supreme Court today issued two other rulings of interest to the higher education community—Vance v. Ball State and UT Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/U-S--Supreme-Court-Rules-in-Fisher-v-University-of-Texas-at-Austin.aspxU.S. Supreme Court Rules in Fisher v. University of Texas at AustinThe U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision today in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (UT), ordering lower courts to take another look at the challenge to UT’s use of race and ethnicity in its admissions process.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-Senate-on-Proposed-Manchin-Amendment-to-Immigration-Bill.aspxLetter to the Senate on Proposed Manchin Amendment to the Comprehensive Immigration BillACE and the signing associations request senators to oppose an amendment offered by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) that would eliminate the option for DREAM Act students in bachelor's degree programs to attain lawful permanent residency after completing two years toward their degree.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-in-Opposition-to-the-Manchin-Amendment-to-the-Comprehensive-Immigration-Reform-Bill.aspxLetter to the Senate in Opposition to the Manchin Amendment to the Comprehensive Immigration Reform BillLetter to the Senate in opposition to amendment # 1219, offered by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to the DREAM Act provisions in the Border Security, Economic Opport unity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-on-the-Comprehensive-Immigration-Reform-Bill.aspxLetter to the Senate on the Comprehensive Immigration Reform BillThis letter was sent from the presidents and CEOs of 16 higher education associations to the Senate as they continue to work on the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Launches-National-Challenge-for-Higher-Education-to-Promote-Faculty-Work-Life-Balance.aspxACE Launches National Challenge for Higher Education to Promote Faculty Work-Life BalanceThe National Challenge for Higher Education: Retaining a 21st Century Workforce campaign asks college and university presidents to promote faculty career flexibility on their campuses.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE%E2%80%99s-Hartle-Testifies-Before-Senate-Subcommittee-on-DoD-Tuition-Assistance-Program.aspxACE’s Hartle Testifies Before Senate Subcommittee on DoD Tuition Assistance ProgramBalance is needed between protecting service members and taxpayers and ensuring that program requirements don’t keep institutions from participating, ACE Senior Vice President Terry W. Hartle tells a Senate subcommittee.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Moves-Forward-on-Immigration-Bill;-Debate-Expected-to-Last-a-Month.aspxSenate Moves Forward on Immigration Bill; Debate Expected to Last a Month​The Senate voted 84-15 yesterday to move forward on considering a comprehensive, bipartisan plan to overhaul the nation's immigration system, setting up what is expected to be a month-long debate on the bill.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Testimony-Before-the-Senate-Appropriations-Defense-Subcommittee-on-Voluntary-Military-Education-Programs.aspxTestimony Before the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee on Voluntary Military Education ProgramsStatement of Terry W. Hartle, ACE senior vice president, before the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee on Voluntary Military Education Programs.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Files-Amicus-Brief-in-Digital-Copyright-Case-.aspxACE Files Amicus Brief in Digital Copyright CaseACE has submitted a brief in the case Authors Guild v. HathiTrust Digital Library, in which the Authors Guild is charging that the digital repository is violating copyright by making some of its members’ work freely available.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-Authors-Guild-v-HathiTrust-Digital-Library.aspxAmicus Brief: Authors Guild v. HathiTrust Digital LibraryAmicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in the case Authors Guild v. HathiTrust Digital Library, in which the Authors Guild is charging that the digital repository is violating copyright by making some of its members’ work freely available.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Requests-US-Supreme-Court-Review-of-Oregon-State-Case.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Request U.S. Supreme Court Review of OSU Student Alliance v. RayACE has submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court to request a hearing in a case that looks at whether a public university president can be held legally responsible for actions performed by other administrators without the president’s knowledge.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-Supreme-Court-Requesting-a-Review-of-OSU-Student-Alliance-v-Ray.aspxAmicus Brief to the U.S. Supreme Court: OSU Student Alliance v. RayIn October 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit overturned a lower court ruling in the case Oregon State University (OSU) Student Alliance v. Ray. The lower court had dismissed a complaint brought by a group of students after their newspaper distribution bins were removed after the OSU director of facilities determined they violated the institution’s bin location policy. This amicus brief supports OSU’s request to the U.S. Supreme Court to review the case.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/House-Passes-Student-Loan-Bill.aspxHouse Passes Student Loan BillThe House of Representatives voted 221-198 May 23 to approve the Smarter Solutions for Students Act (H.R. 1911), legislation intended to address the upcoming interest rate increase for subsidized student loans.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Senate-Judiciary-Committee-Approves-Sweeping-Immigration-Reform-Bill.aspxSenate Judiciary Committee Approves Sweeping Immigration Reform BillThe Senate Judiciary Committee has approved a comprehensive plan to overhaul the nation's immigration system, which includes a version of the DREAM Act and other higher education provisions.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Student-Loan-Bill-Moves-Forward-in-House.aspxStudent Loan Bill Moves Forward in HouseAction heated up in the House and Senate last week on the looming interest rate increase for subsidized student loans, which is slated to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent July 1.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-on-the-Student-Loan-Affordability-Act-of-2013.aspxLetter to the Senate on the Student Loan Affordability Act of 2013Letter to Sens. Harry Reid (D-NV), Tom Harkin, Jack Reed and Patty Murray on the Student Loan Affordability Act of 2013, which would prevent the interest rate on subsidized student loans from doubling from 3.4 to 6.8 percent on July 1, 2013.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Offer-Guiding-Principles-on-Student-Loan-Reform.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Offer Guiding Principles on Student Loan ReformACE and 14 higher education associations release a statement of principles for lawmakers to consider as they craft legislation to address the looming interest rate increase for subsidized student loans.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-on-the-Improving-Postsecondary-Education-Data-for-Students-Act.aspxLetter on the Improving Postsecondary Education Data for Students ActLetter to Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN) on the Improving Postsecondary Education Data for Students Act (H.R. 1949).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-on.aspxHigher Education Community Statement on Student Loan LegislationAs Congress considers legislative action on the federal student loan programs, the higher education community has prepared a statement of key principles critical to the success and reliability of any such program.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Paper-Argues-There-Is-Scant-Evidence-Proving-Federal-Aid-Drives-Up-College-Prices.aspxPaper Argues There Is Scant Evidence Proving Federal Aid Drives Up College PricesIn a new monograph written for ACE, Donald E. Heller argues there is scant evidence of a relationship between changes in federal student aid and tuition increases.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/College-Board-Releases-Guide-to-Upcoming-Supreme-Court-Decision-in-Fisher-v--UT.aspxCollege Board Releases Guide to Upcoming Supreme Court Decision in Fisher v. UTIn preparation for the Supreme Court's upcoming decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the College Board's Access and Diversity Collaborative has released the guide, "Preparing for the Fisher Decision: Are You Ready?http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/FRIDAY-BUZZ-Student-Loan-Interest-Rate.aspxFRIDAY BUZZ: Student Loan Interest Rate Proposals Emerge From CongressA range of legislative choices to revamp the federal student loan system emerged in Congress this week, as the interest rate on subsidized student loans is poised to double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent July 1.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Immigration-Reform-Priorities-for-Higher-Education.aspxComprehensive Immigration Reform: Priorities for the Higher Education CommunityKey priorities the higher education community would like to see included in a bill that creates a common-sense immigration approach to serve the needs of our country.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Education-Groups-Weigh-In-on-the-Senate-Immigration-Bill.aspxACE, Higher Education Groups Weigh In on Senate Immigration BillACE and 12 other higher education groups sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee today on the recently introduced comprehensive immigration bill, calling the measure an “important step.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-to-the-Senate-Judiciary-Committee-on-Comprehensive-Immigration-Reform-Bill.aspxLetter to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Comprehensive Immigration Reform BillSent on behalf of 12 other higher education associations, this letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee discusses the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744).http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Endorsement-of-the-American-Opportunity-Tax-Credit-Act-of-2013.aspxEndorsement of the American Opportunity Tax Credit Act of 2013Letter to Rep. Lloyd Doggett expressing strong support for the American Opportunity Tax Credit Act of 2013 (H.R. 1738), which will enhance access to college by making important reforms to the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) and Lifetime Learning Credit.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Submits-Amicus-Brief-in-Support-of-GSU-in-Fair-Use-Case.aspxACE Submits Amicus Brief in Support of GSU in Fair Use CaseACE has submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in a case that examines whether it is “fair use” for professors to reserve small excerpts of academic works online for review by their students.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Amicus-Brief-to-the-US-Court-of-Appeals-11th-Circuit-in-Cambridge-University-Press-v-Mark-Becker.aspxAmicus Brief: Cambridge University Press v. BeckerAmicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in support of Georgia State University in a case that looks at whether the non-profit educational use of small excerpts of academic books as e-reserves to enrich classroom teaching are fair use.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Testifies-on-Insuring-Adjunct-Faculty-and-Student-Workers-Under-ACA.aspxACE Testifies on Insuring Adjunct Faculty and Student Workers Under ACASteven Bloom, director of federal relations at ACE, testified at an April 23 hearing of the IRS and the Treasury Department about regulations which would affect coverage for adjunct faculty and student campus employees under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Hartle-Testifies-House-Panel-Preparing-Higher-Ed-Act-Reauthorization.aspxACE’s Hartle Testifies to House Panel Preparing for Higher Education Act ReauthorizationACE Senior Vice President Terry Hartle spoke before the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training April 16 at the hearing “Keeping College Within Reach: The Role of Federal Student Aid Programs.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Higher-Ed-Associations-Urge-Lawmakers-Support-Higher-Ed-Tax-Provisions-Safeguard-Charitable-Givi.aspxACE, Higher Education Associations Urge Lawmakers to Support Higher Education Tax Provisions, Safeguard the Charitable Giving DeductionOn behalf of a number of higher education associations, ACE President Molly Corbett Broad this week submitted comments to a pair of House Ways and Means Committee Tax Reform Working Groups, one on education and family benefits and the other on charitable/exempt organizations.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Letter-Endorsing-the-American-Opportunity-Tax-Credit-Permanence-and-Consolidation-Act-.aspxLetter Endorsing the American Opportunity Tax Credit Permanence and Consolidation ActLetter endorsing the American Opportunity Tax Credit Permanence and Consolidation Act of 2013, which will make a number of important reforms to the American Opportunity Tax Credit and Lifetime Learning Credit benefiting middle class families.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Statement-of-Senior-Vice-President-Terry-W--Hartle-Before-the-House-Committee-Hearing-on-Keeping-College-Within-Reach.aspxStatement of Senior Vice President Terry W. Hartle Before the House Committee Hearing on Keeping College Within ReachACE Senior Vice President Terry Hartle spoke before the House Education and the Workforce Committee on April 16, 2013, at the hearing, "Keeping College Within Reach: The Role of Federal Student Aid Programs.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-Hartle-Testify-Before-House-Subcommittee-Role-of-Federal-Aid-College-Access.aspxACE’s Hartle to Testify Before House Subcommittee on the Role of Federal Aid in College AccessACE Senior Vice President Terry Hartle will testify before the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training April 16 at 11:00 a.m. on the panel “Keeping College Within Reach: The Role of Federal Student Aid Programs.”http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/ACE-President-Molly-Corbett-Broad-Obama-FY-2014-Budget.aspxACE President Molly Corbett Broad on President Obama's FY 2014 BudgetAs the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, ACE welcomes many of the proposals included in the president’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request.http://www.acenet.edu/news-room/Pages/Comments-to-the-House-Ways-and-Means-Committee-Tax-Reform-Working-Group-on-Charitable-Exempt-Organizations.aspxComments to the House Ways and Means Committee Tax Reform Working Group on Charitable/Exempt OrganizationsACE and 10 higher education associations submitted comments to the House Ways and Means Committee Tax Reform Working Group on Charitable/Exempt Organizations, urging caution when considering any potential changes to the current charitable deduction.